A Wedding isn’t a Piece of Paper

It’s the month of June which invites weddings. I am saddened when I hear someone say, “A wedding is just a piece of paper.” It has inspired me, repeatedly, to describe how I view a wedding and a marriage as one of the most precious and powerful human experiences. At last, I wrote a rebuttal. […]

Hardships & Resilience: Life’s Great Teachers

Hardships & Resilience: Life’s Great Teachers PURPOSE AND MISSION: Almost all of us agree that the purpose of life on Earth is growth and service. Yet, many of us become confused about understanding how our uniqueness and our personal journey through life connect with a clear sense of purpose. One element which can add to […]

Social Evolution ~ The Cause Reveals the Solution

My reply to Wynton Marsalis’ public statement from June 6, 2020. This is my open letter to Wynton Marsalis. His commitment and clarity warrant respect. He has done his part through this articulate observation and through his creativity, art and music. And, as a writer, this is my part, my responsibility is to reply sincerely […]

Grief ~ The Dark Place in the Middle

Grief – The Place in the Middle Grieving is the place in the middle… The dark place in the cocoon… between the Old Dream and the New Dream. It is entering the darkness of the chrysalis, Where we see no light at the end, Where we can only but take the next single step. Where […]

The Daily Show Interviews Heather Carlile

Heather Carlile is a therapist, a master teacher and a writer. Her private practice, focuses on individuals, couples and family counseling. She uses the Enneagram personality styles, helps dropouts to find themselves, companions the grieving and offers mentoring for change in Dallas, TX. She has two comprehensive courses: “ReWriting Your Future” and the “Gift Getaway […]

Resolutions? Revolt? Renew?

It’s New Year’s Eve of 2020. DEDICATION: Yes, many will celebrate:  ~ Toast joyfully with bubbly  ~ Kiss their mates  ~ Bathe in the showers of fireworks glitter. And, they also think about making the next year better. RESOLUTIONS: They Resolve to  ~ Do the sacred release ceremonies letting go of the negative.  ~ Re-image […]

Nurturing Our Humanity

Riane Eisler and Douglas Fry have provided us with a description of the world cultures built on goodness rather than conflict in their book, “Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives and Future.” I received my pre-publishing order in September and it ‘follows me around the house.’ This is my favorite […]

International Womens Day Dream – Equals with Our Men

Friday, March 8, 2019, is International Womens Day. Yesterday, I wrote this dream for us: EQUALS WITH OUR MEN If I were a woman who came from a time when we were equals with our men, and what we created was sublime, I would pause, aghast, and look again. What has happened? How can this […]

DFW Behavioral Health Symposium

2019 Presenter I am thrilled to be one of the presenters at the 2019 DFW Behavioral Health Symposium! My topic is: “OuchRage: How Brain Development & Health are Hijacked by Hurt. How We Have Failed Our Injured and How to Help Them Heal.”